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Jimmy Savile sex abuse investigation reaches Cornwall

By WBMiles  |  Posted: December 18, 2012


Jimmy Savile sex abuse investigation reaches Cornwall

The police investigation into sexual abuse carried out by Jimmy Savile has reached Cornwall.

Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed it has received six allegations as part of Operation Yewtree and is working closely with officers involved in the investigation.

Operation Yewtree was launched after serial abuse by the television presenter came to light. It has three strands - offences committed by Savile, those by him and others and those just by others.

The operation has seen a string of high-profile arrests including Gary Glitter, comedian Freddie Starr and PR supremo Max Clifford.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the incidents in the Westcountry were currently being reviewed to see if further investigation was required.

Of the allegations reported, four are in Devon and one in Cornwall with one other request from another police force to visit a victim who lives in the area.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "We continue to encourage all those affected by abuse to report the matter at the earliest opportunity. 

"We have specially trained officers to support and protect victims who come forward to report such incidents including crimes where abuse has occurred some time ago. 

"Where victims feel that they do not wish to report the matter to the police then we would encourage them to seek advice and guidance from support agencies in their area.

"We will support all victims through this difficult time."


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